Darkest Dungeon – “Git Gud” as a thought-terminating cliche

Like many my age, my first real career interest was in video game design. Unlike many it was because I loved reading game dev magazines and studying the walkthroughs that got passed around in the early 2000s. The ones where you knew it was going to be a good guide because they’d put the effort … Continue reading Darkest Dungeon – “Git Gud” as a thought-terminating cliche

Everything You Didn’t Care to Know about Australian Politics

I’ve been fairly harsh on the UK and the US because I like focusing on what neoliberal economics does to a country. The UK under Thatcher and the US under Reagan have brought about wonderful case studies in the harsh results of late-stage-capitalism, if you know where to look and you’re wearing the right pair … Continue reading Everything You Didn’t Care to Know about Australian Politics

Breaking the Bankers Part 2: LIBOR

[Transcript follows] When people angrily shout about the finance industry; “It’s not real! They’re just moving numbers around on paper!” Probably the best example that comes to mind is the derivatives market. Warren Buffet famously called them “a financial weapon of mass destruction”, and a bunch of angry autistic men in suits use them to … Continue reading Breaking the Bankers Part 2: LIBOR